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Okay, here are some thoughts on this camera, if anybody's interested. While I understand that a new model, it appears that it never got its day in the sun in this sub forum. Until it's replaced, the it's best camera of its kind (1" sensor superzoom bridge) coming from Sony. This is not a review unit, I purchased it open box from Best Buy and have added one year of accidental damage insurance to it (in anticipation of putting it to really could use this year).
I've been using a Sony a6500 recently for both commercial photography and fun, matching it with an appropriate lens (I used lensrentals.com when I need something specialized, otherwise I shoot between 10 and 16mm primes, for architecture etc.)
As a still photographer, I am thrilled with the RX10 IV... Absolutely thrilled to have this camera. It expands my photo toolkit in the telephoto range. I can't say it does anything "special" on the wide end, as compared to my a6500, but that's to be expected. Pragmatically speaking, there are a few applications where the resolution delivered by the RX10 IV is insufficient and currently those are either print-related, or situations where you want to zoom into the still photo. The main exception of courses low light scenarios where cameras that have larger sensors and then can accept lenses with wider apertures will obviously have a clear advantage. In that application an a6500 and an f1.8 or wider aperture lens is in a different league. But... what I'm psyched about is just leaving a wide-angle, wide aperture lens on the a6500 (10mm) and using the RX10 IV for most everything else.
For video, there are clearly issues with using extreme telephoto that I hope to mitigate with using the RX10 IV with the DJI Ronin S. The hope I have is that with the strong motors on the Ronin S, I'll be able to use the zoom lens despite the shift in balance that it will cause. If it all comes together, the way looks like it's going to come together, it's fair to say it will be the nicest gimbal rig that I've owned. Prior to this, I had used the a6500 with a Zhiyun Crane 2.
USPS tracking has the Ronin S arriving on Friday, so not too long of a wait.
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